Our mission is to assist
animals in need through rescue,
rehabilitation and education.
Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.
HOW WE CARE FOR OUR ANIMALS
The Austin Zoo’s animal care team is composed of zookeepers, who are the primary day-to-day caregivers and habitat cleaners, and our team of veterinarians and vet techs. Each has very specific and important roles to play in ensuring our animals’ health and happiness. Our animal care policies and procedures always follow appropriate, nationally recognized standards. Our goal is not just to meet these standards but to exceed them, and get better every day.
Summer Camp Registration
Are you a kid who is wild about animals? Do you have a passion to explore the outdoors? Sign up for Austin Zoo summer camp! We offer 9 week-long camps that are geared for children ages 5-12. Registration is on a weekly basis. During these camps, your child will be busy exploring the animal kingdom through stories, games, experiments, crafts, interactive play, keeper chats and live animal encounters.
Summer Camp registration is now open!
Daily Training & Enrichment Activities
All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes. *Tortoise, Primate and Alligator Keeper Talks are held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit at noon.
10:30am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday
10:30am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday
2:30: Tuesday • Saturday
*Primate, Tortoise, & Alligator talks only if over 60 degrees
Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!
What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!
All the pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)